Our Board Of Directors
SRSP 21 members BoD is responsible for setting strategic direction & developing guiding policies. The Board is a balance mix of representatives from public and private institutions, press/intelligentsia, academia, agriculture and industries. Implementation of SRSP’s strategies and policy initiatives are delegated to the CEO supported by core management, while field teams are responsible for operations and implementation of activities.
Munawar Humayun Khan is the Chairperson of SRSP
She has 15 years of experience working with people at grass roots for empowerment and poverty reduction. She is on the Board of many other not-for-profit organizations including: Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP), Dost – Drug Rehabilitation Center, Ghazi Barotha Taraqiati Idara and the Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN). She also Chairs the Board of Directors of Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF).
Shoaib Sultan Khan is one of the pioneers of rural development programmes in Pakistan. As a CSP Officer, he worked with the Government of Pakistan for 25 years, later on he served Geneva based Aga Khan Foundation for 12 years, then UNICEF and UNDP for 14 years. Since his retirement, he has been involved with the Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) of Pakistan full-time, on voluntary basis. Today,[when?] the Rural Support Programmes have helped form 297,000 community organisations in 110 districts including two Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.
He has received the United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Award in 1989, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1990, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1992, the WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award in 1994, “Man of the Year” Rotary International (Pakistan) Gold Medal in 2005, Sitara-e-Eisaar and Hilal-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in 2007. In 2009 he was elected as Senior Ashoka Fellow. He has written numerous research papers and books.
In 2009, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for “Unleashing the power and potential of the poor”.